The Dallas City Council’s Quality of Life Committee met on Monday about potentially lowering the costs of streetscape licensing and street vending permits in downtown Dallas.
The proposal is to cut vending licenses by half to $600 annually. Right now, food trucks are allowed to operate between 6 a.m. and 8 p.m. daily, but the proposed update would extend those hours to 10 p.m. (Mon-Thursday, Sunday) and midnight (Friday and Saturday). There’s also a suggestion to require photo ID badges for all vendors, prohibit smoking by vendors while operating in the vending locations, and to establish a dress code.
Everything looks good until they delve into a dress code.
Appendix B: Proposed Dress Code
Proposed minimum dress requirements for vendors include the following
Clothing must be neat, clean and sanitary at all times
Walking shorts allowed, but no cut-offs ? No apparel with offensive or suggestive language,images, symbols
No tank tops or halter tops
No outer apparel made of fishnet or undergarment material
Funny thing about required clothing for food truck is that there is no similar code for restaurant employees. Got Hooters?
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